Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Salad

Garden-fresh veggies and herbs make a great summer salad. 2-1/2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, cut in wedges2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then thinly sliced2 medium sweet yellow peppers, thinly sliced1/3 cp cider vinegar3 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon...

Zucchini-Potato Casserole

A French-inspired dish of layered vegetables. 2 tablespoons butter2 medium-sized Vidalia onions, choppedVegetable cooking spray1 medium Yukon gold potato, thinly sliced1 medium-sized zucchini, thinly sliced4 Roma tomatoes, sliced1 teaspoon freshly ground sea...

Baked Zucchini Chips

These crispy baked chips make a great side or appetizer. 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leves1/4 teaspoon freshly ground sea salt1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese1/2 pound zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch rounds1 tablespoon olive...

American Tomato Salad

An all-American version of the traditional Italian caprese salad. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon cider vinegar1 tablespoon Dijon mustard4 heirloom tomatoes, cut in wedges4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled1 cup torn mixed soft herbs, such...

Honey Turkey Rollers

Edward Sezenov of Snellville Honey is a popular vendor at the Snellville Farmers’ Market. Here is a recipe he provided that would be great for lunch or as an appetizer. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened1/3 cup honey¼ cup prepared mustard½ teaspoon onion powder...

Gretchen’s Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

When the market first opens in June, produce vendors should have potatoes and carrots. Here is a recipe that features both: 2 tablespoons canola oil3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast6 carrots, peeled and cut in 2” pieces1 large onion, peeled and cut into several...

Tortellini Salad

This is a quick-to-fix recipe provided by Lt. Rob Pendleton of the Snellville Police Department. 1 (9-ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini3 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon lemon juice1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper4 green onions, sliced1 large garlic clove,...

Balsamic Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms

A delicious and easy-to-prepare recipe for fresh green beans. 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon balsamic vinegarSalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste2 tablespoons grated...

Peach Cobbler

When peaches are available at the market try this great recipe from Wade Lipsey of Cooking with Bubba, a market vendor. 4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced2 cups sugar, divided1 stick butter or margarine1 cup all-purpose flour (see note)2 teaspoons baking powder (see...

Creamed Fresh Spinach

A wonderful way to prepare the fresh spinach you will find at the market. 3 pounds fresh spinach1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 tablespoon flour1 cup heavy cream3/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2...

Heirloom Tomatoes with Basil and Feta Cheese

Heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors make a colorful side dish. 3 pounds mixed heirloom tomatoes1 teaspoon sea salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper6-8 leaves fresh basil, snipped into small pieces2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1/4 pound feta cheese,...

My Boys’ Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

An easy recipe for macaroni and cheese that is made in the slow cooker. Add two or three fresh vegetables from the market and you have.a yummy summer dinner! 8 ounces macaroni, cooked3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese2 (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk2 eggs, beatenSalt to...

Okra Fritters

A delicious recipe for okra.   1/2 pound okra 3/4 cup cornmeal 1/3 cup self-rising flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1 large egg, beaten 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup vegetable oil   Cut the okra into 1/8-inch slices....

Blue Willow Fried Green Tomatoes with Tomato Chutney

A signature dish from the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle. 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, divided1-1/2 cups buttermilk2 large eggs1 teaspoon salt, divided1 teaspoon pepper, divided3 green tomatoes, washed and sliced in 1/4-inch slices2 cups vegetable oilTomato Chutney...

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

Crushed red pepper adds a lively flavor to this dish. 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed8 bacon slices3 cups sliced shitake mushrooms (about 7 ounces)1/4 cup chopped shallots1/8-1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon salt...

Creamed Corn with Bacon and Leeks

The combination of sweet corn and smoky bacon gives this dish a wonderful flavor. 6 ears corn2 cups milk1 tablespoon cornstarch1 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper4 slices bacon1 cup chopped leek Cut kernels from ears of corn to...

Chilled Blueberry Soup

A very refreshing soup. 3 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberies in off season)1 cup orange juice1/2 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 pint half-and-halfMint sprigs for garnish Place blueberries, orange juice,...

Gazpacho

A chilled summer soup that uses a bounty of vegetables from the market. Recipe contributed by Kathy Benton, a market customer. 2 large cans V-8 juice1 beef bouillon cube2 large tomatoes, chopped1 cup chopped cucumbers1 cup chopped green peppers1 cup chopped onions3...

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline Streusel

A delicious summer dessert using peaches and blackberries from the market. STREUSEL 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/8 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans   FILLING 4 cups peeled and sliced...

Tomato Pie

When fresh tomatoes are available, try this old-fashioned recipe. Fresh tomatoes (about 3 large), sliced, divided 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons cold water 1/4 cup fresh basil,...